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Rare 1933 Dusseldorf Schlageter Memorial Oval Badge in Near Mint Condition
ARTIFACT: Rare 1933 Dusseldorf Schlageter Memorial Badge by Paulmann & Crone. Albert Leo Schlageter was a decorated German soldier of World War I who later joined the Freikorps. Schlageter was put to trial for blowing up a bridge and found guilty, he was executed by firing squad in 1923. In his honor a badge was created in 1933 to award various members of Freikorps for honorable service. A near mint example of this oval shaped, bronzed brass badge which features a Christian cross topped with a swastika and "SCHLAGETER" beneath. The center of the badge reads: "DUSSELDORF 28.5.1933", a spread-winged eagle facing the viewer's right sits perched at the top and the oval's edge is decorated with a wreath of oak and laurel leaves joined together at the base in a bow.
VINTAGE: Circa 1933
SIZE: Approximately 1 7/16" x 15/16"
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Bronzed brass
ATTACHMENT: Vertical safety style pin.
MARKINGS: "PAULMANN & CRONE LUDENSCHEID.i.W"
ITEM NOTES: This is from a German militaria collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VBEX15 LBIEX6/15
CONDITION: 9 (ExcellentNear Mint): The badge shows light wear and oxidation, overall near mint condition.